Recent Press Releases
April 13, 2015
MONTREAL, April 13, 2015 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, announced today that a number of industry leaders have committed to the new Grass Valley LDX 86 Universe switchable 4K/extreme-speed HD camera to greatly enhance their storytelling capabilities. Following on the heels of last year's extremely successful 6X extreme-speed camera introduction, the LDX 86 Universe allows either 6X HD acquisition or 4K acquisition from the same camera, and is also available as an upgrade to existing LDX 86 XtremeSpeed cameras.
April 13, 2015
MONTREAL, April 13, 2015 — Dorna Sports, a leading international sports management, marketing, and media company, has renewed its contract with Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, for an additional four years due to the flexibility and future expansion capabilities Grass Valley technology offers.
April 12, 2015
MONTREAL, April 12, 2015 — For customers who have yet to begin the process or those further along in the migration to IP infrastructure, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, offers an approach to adopting IP technology that fits the unique needs of every broadcaster. At the 2015 NAB Show, Grass Valley will introduce its Glass-to-Glass IP solution, which enables customers to harness the power of IP to make their workflows incredibly agile and flexible while using SDN (software-defined network) and COTS (commercial off-the-shelf) switches in a familiar, broadcast-centric control environment.
April 12, 2015
MONTREAL, April 12, 2015 — For more than half a century, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, has been leading customers through the changes that mark the evolutionary cycles of the broadcast industry. This year, at the 2015 NAB Show, Grass Valley will demonstrate its latest advances in 4K production workflows for better storytelling, replay solutions for more flexible coverage of live events, and IP-based infrastructure for more robust file management and transfer, along with cloud technologies for improved operational efficiency and much more.
April 12, 2015
MONTREAL, April 12, 2015 — Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., one of the largest and most diversified American television broadcasting companies, has selected the iTX integrated playout platform, GV STRATUS Playout and a host of infrastructure solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to transform its playout operation for future growth and efficiency.
April 12, 2015
MONTREAL, April 12, 2015 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, today introduces a new camera for broadcasters seeking a cost-effective alternative to the LDX series. The Focus 70 Live camera represents a new entry level into the Grass Valley camera line, with high-quality image performance for less demanding applications.
April 12, 2015
MONTREAL, April 12, 2015 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, has selected one of broadcasting's largest stages, the 2015 NAB Show, to announce the launch of its LDX 4K/6X HD switchable camera, the LDX 86 Universe, in tandem with the K2 Dyno Universe Replay System. This first-of-its-kind system brings 4K and extreme-speed storytelling into the mainstream, enabling any camera or replay position to be set up for regular HD, 4K or extreme-speed acquisition/replay and requiring no additional positions or equipment in order to achieve this flexibility.
April 12, 2015
MONTREAL, April 12, 2015 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, and Cisco are collaborating on broadcast's new IP future with a live demonstration of Grass Valley's remote IP production workflow, leveraging SMPTE 2022-6, at the 2015 NAB Show in Las Vegas.
April 10, 2015
MONTREAL, April 10, 2015 — One of the most significant opportunities for growth in the broadcast industry is the delivery of content across more platforms in more formats with increased efficiency. At the 2015 NAB Show, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will preview exciting capabilities based on the foundation of its new version 2.6 iTX integrated playout engine.
April 10, 2015
MONTREAL, April 10, 2015 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, today announced the latest iTX Integrated Playout Platform version 2.6 with its new game-changing broadcast engine. This new broadcast engine delivers simulcast for greater scalability; is better adapted for live content with the most complete real-time processing algorithms; and provides enhanced automation of ingest for streamlined workflows, while lowering the cost of running television channels.
April 10, 2015
MONTREAL, April 10, 2015 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, has furnished LeSEA Broadcasting Network with a suite of advanced live production technology for its new HD production truck. LeSEA's new HD truck will be utilizing Grass Valley's Kayenne K-Frame Video Production Center, LDX WorldCam cameras with XCU WorldCam base stations, NVISION 8500 hybrid routers and Kaleido multiviewers.
April 7, 2015
MONTREAL, April 7, 2015 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, introduced today the Grass Valley K2 Central TX shared storage solution which provides exceptional performance, supporting 100 Mbps playout on each of up to 20 channels, at a competitive price. K2 Central TX makes it easy to migrate from legacy play-to-air storage and server systems, offering streamlined content delivery from camera to playout.
April 6, 2015
MONTREAL, April 6, 2015 — The requirements for audio and video signal processing and distribution are growing more complex every day. The increasing international reach of many channels is driving the need for more audio processing—transcoding, track shuffling, level adjustments and more. To address these needs, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, introduces the Densité MAP-3901 embedded audio and metadata processor and the Densité ADX-1901 high-quality, eight-channel analog audio de-embedder for 3G/HD/SD-SDI.
March 26, 2015
MONTREAL, March 26, 2015 — São Paulo-based TV Cultura has been relying on solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to provide overall operational excellence in its studios for almost a decade. So when the time came to upgrade its cameras, the choice was an easy one. Six new LDX Flex cameras with XCU base stations are coming online to provide improved image quality and flexibility for the future.
March 16, 2015
MONTREAL, March 16, 2015 — At NAB 2015, attendees will have the opportunity to experience emerging technologies and learn how to thrive in an industry where technology and consumer demands are ever-changing. Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will discuss the latest technology trends, explore the challenges and benefits broadcasters will face in the future and offer guidance on suitable solutions based on their unique needs.
March 11, 2015
MONTREAL, March 11, 2015 —Sharjah TV, one of the leading broadcasters in the United Arab Emirates, knew that the time had come to make the upgrade from SD to HD. Competition is intense, and the need to stay on the cutting edge means that only the best equipment will do. Sharjah TV explored a number of options from various manufacturers and—based on outstanding quality and performance—chose cameras and switchers from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand.
March 2, 2015
MONTREAL, March 2, 2015 — Technical advances in video production and broadcast are changing the way content is captured and delivered, creating new areas of opportunity for automation, improved efficiency and versatility. Broadcast professionals will gather March 10–12 at CABSAT, the Broadcast, Satellite and Digital Media event at the Dubai World Trade Center, to learn more about the latest technologies. To help broadcasters capitalize on the latest opportunities, innovations in the area of live production and news production, playout, 4K and IP will be showcased at the Grass Valley booth, Hall 2/Stand D2-21.
February 18, 2015
MONTREAL, February 18, 2015 —The 2015 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas is the place to see all the latest technologies and learn about new ways to improve the quality and efficiency of broadcast production. At this years show, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will demonstrate its powerful line of broadcast solutions and introduce its variety of new IP and 4K/UHD solutions. Grass Valley will be in booth SL206.
February 17, 2015
MONTREAL, February 17, 2015 — Broadcast professionals around the world are facing a host of challenges and exciting opportunities as new innovations breed new viewing habits and change traditional business models. Attendees at the Broadcast Video Expo (BVE) in London, February 24–26, will see the latest broadcast solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to capitalize on these changes and help them prepare for the future with smart investments today.
February 12, 2015
MONTREAL, February 12, 2015 — For Mediatec Broadcast, an international leader in broadcast production, bringing its viewers all the action from nearly a dozen horse racing tracks across Norway is a top priority. To keep costs down, Mediatec turned to Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, for a remote broadcasting solution that can send camera feeds via fiber connections to its main facility in Oslo.
February 10, 2015
MONTREAL, February 10, 2015 — GearBox, a UK-based rental company and part of the veteran broadcast technology supplier CVP Group, has acquired six LDX Première advanced imaging cameras and three LDX XtremeSpeed (LDX XS) 1X/3X/6X ultra-slow-motion cameras from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand. This purchase expands the United Kingdom rental market offering and exemplifies the strategic partnership the two companies have formed.
February 9, 2015
MONTREAL, February 9, 2015 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will demonstrate its EDIUS Pro 7 multiformat nonlinear editing software at this year's CP+ 2015 Camera & Photo Imaging Show to be held February 12–15 at the Pacifico Yokohama Convention Center in Yokohama, Japan. EDIUS Pro 7 is the fastest and most versatile real-time editing software — 4K, 3D, HD, SD and almost any format from 24x24 to 4Kx2K, all on the same timeline. Grass Valley will be exhibiting EDIUS Pro 7 and the EDIUS Turnkey system on a pod in the "Video Area for Professionals".
February 5, 2015
MONTREAL, February 5, 2015 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, continues to lead the way in automated production with the release of Ignite Automated Production version 7.5. New features of Ignite include powerful integration with the GV Director nonlinear live production system, support for the Karrera K-Frame S-series production switcher, enhancements to the Lawo audio console interface and support for Solid State Logic (SSL) audio consoles, further strengthening Grass Valley's position in the area of audio control. The updates in Ignite version 7.5 signify Grass Valley's commitment to continuously expanding development of the industry's Emmy Award–winning and most capable automated production system.
February 3, 2015
MONTREAL, February 3, 2015 — For cutting-edge productions at high-end sporting events, Fletcher Sports has purchased four LDX XtremeSpeed (LDX XS) 6X ultra slow-motion cameras and four XCU XtremeSpeed XF Fiber transmission solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand. The powerful LDX XS camera integrates seamlessly into live workflows with 3X (1080p) and 6X (720p/1080i) speeds for ultimate versatility, including a standard-speed 1X live output.
January 13, 2015
MONTREAL, January 13, 2015 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will help broadcasters navigate the changing landscape of today's media by showcasing innovative products that offer efficiencies and enhanced quality, including a complete newsroom solution, at BES EXPO 2015.
January 8, 2015
MONTREAL, January 8, 2015 — Access Press News (APN), a broadcaster located in the Delhi region in India, powers its 24/7 news channel with a robust lineup of future-ready solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand. The broadcaster's purchase includes six LDX Flex advanced imaging cameras, a K2 Summit media server, EDIUS editing software, Densité signal management system and a mixed-format routing switcher.
December 22, 2014
MONTREAL, December 22, 2014 — Bill Hadsell joins Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, as the new product manager responsible for the Ignite automated production system and the Vertigo Suite for branding graphics automation and asset management. Hadsell brings to the position many years of experience in product management and design for the broadcast industry.
December 18, 2014
MONTREAL, December 18, 2014 — Videocon d2h, a satellite television and interactive radio service provider based in India, is deploying the iTX integrated playout platform from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, for their "Direct-to-Home" (DTH) platform services. iTX will fulfill Videocon's need for 24 additional standard-definition (SD) and four high-definition (HD) channel services. These channels will be uplinked with the existing 370+ turnaround channels and made available to the more than 12 million Videocon users.
December 17, 2014
MONTREAL, December 17, 2014 — On January 8, 2015, the Television Academy will present its 66th Primetime Emmy Engineering Awards in Las Vegas, and Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will be one of only five recipients recognized for technical achievement. The LDK 6000 DPM CCD Multiformat HDTV Camera System, first introduced at the NAB Show in 2000 by Phillips, which was subsequently acquired by Grass Valley, is being honored as a game-changer for its ability to capture multiple video formats and frame rates without physically changing the image sensor.
December 15, 2014
MONTREAL, December 15, 2014 — The Jordan Radio and Television Corporation (JRTV) is a Jordan public broadcaster that simulcasts three programs on terrestrial and satellite and functions as the primary broadcaster for Jordan in the Middle East, reaching millions with breaking news. The station delivers a 24-hour Arabic broadcast coupled with an English-language service for 21 hours a day and a French-language service for 13 hours a day.
December 11, 2014
MONTREAL, December 11, 2014 — For more than 20 years, Game Creek Video of Hudson, NH, has built a loyal following by providing the best technology in the industry for mobile video capture and broadcasting in the sports and event markets. At the center of those modern mobile solutions are 1080p 3G-capable Kayenne K-Frame video production centers from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand.
December 8, 2014
MONTREAL, December 8, 2014 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, today announced the appointment of Andrew Thornton to the position of VP, Asia Pacific, effective immediately. With nearly 35 years of experience in the broadcast industry, Thornton will assume responsibility for all aspects of Grass Valley's sales activities and growth in the Asia Pacific region.
December 3, 2014
MONTREAL, December 3, 2014 — TopVision, one of Europe's leading outside broadcasting (OB) van operators, will enhance its sports production offering with its first LDX XtremeSpeed (LDX XS) camera system from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand.
Equipped with an XCU XtremeSpeed XF Fiber base station, RefleX SuperXpander kit and OLED viewfinder, this camera system offers a superior ultra-slow-motion workflow and will allow TopVision to add sharper imagery and more engaging 6X-speed replays to its program.
November 24, 2014
MONTREAL, November 24, 2014 — A leading wholesaler in Europe for rental and sales of video and broadcast technology, LANG AG is expanding its broadcast equipment for the rental market with a suite of camera solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand. Included in the suite are three LDX Première advanced imaging cameras, three XCU WorldCams and one LDX HiSpeed (LDX HS) 3X super-slow-motion camera along with the companion XCU XtremeSpeed XF Fiber base station.
November 19, 2014
MONTREAL, November 19, 2014 — High Dynamic Range (HDR) capture, an expansion of the ratio between the lightest and darkest parts of the video image, is viewed by broadcasters as the next big improvement in the viewing experience for the next generation of broadcast formats. Today, the dynamic range of television images is much lower than what the naked eye experiences in the real world, but new technology is beginning to address those limitations. Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, is taking a lead in this area and recently worked with the European Broadcast Union (EBU) to capture HDR footage during a live event for the first time.
November 17, 2014
MONTREAL, November 17, 2014 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will be attending NATEXPO 2014 to discuss the strategy of modern media production and showcase a variety of broadcast production solutions designed to increase efficiency and flexibility in booth A50.
"Every year, we look forward to attending NATEXPO and engaging with customers on the challenges they face and how Grass Valley's integrated workflows align with their strategic goals today and in the future," said Said Bacho, senior vice president, EMEA, Grass Valley. "It is very important that we continue to provide the Russian CIS market with solutions to maintain their competitive edge, meet their consumers' ever-changing needs, and enable efficiency in both the workplace and field."
November 17, 2014
MONTREAL, November 17, 2014 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will be demonstrating advanced, Future-Ready video and broadcast solutions at the 50th annual Inter BEE 2014, taking place November 19–21 at the Makuhari Messe in Tokyo. In Hall 5, booth 5217, the company will showcase its comprehensive portfolio of solutions and services designed to help customers navigate the changing landscape of today's media. "The Asian broadcast market is undergoing significant transition right now as new technologies open new doors of opportunity," explained Steve Ronneberg, senior vice president of sales and marketing, Grass Valley. "We will help Inter BEE attendees choose solutions that are ideal for their current production environment while positioning them for the opportunities that lie ahead. From 4K cameras to solutions that enable the transition to IP, we are committed to delivering leading-edge technologies perfect for today's successful broadcasters."
November 13, 2014
MONTREAL, November 13, 2014 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, has supplied OTS Novosibirsk, a regional television company in Russia, with a suite of high-definition (HD) equipment for its outside broadcasting (OB) van. Grass Valley’s Russia and CIS office, with the support of local system integrator OKNO-TV, facilitated the upgrade, integrating nine LDX Flex advanced imaging cameras, XCU (eXchangeable Control Unit) base stations, Imagestore-Modular master control, the Densité 3 Frame and NVISION routing switchers into the OB van.
November 11, 2014
MONTREAL, November 11, 2014 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, has supplied Auviso, a technical service provider of audiovisual solutions for events and installations, with four LDX Première advanced imaging cameras and an XCU (eXchangeable Control Unit) base station. This purchase will provide Auviso’s growing customer base with the ultimate camera flexibility and superior image quality for a wide range of productions.
November 6, 2014
MONTREAL, November 6, 2014 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will showcase the recently launched Karrera K-Frame S-series Video Production Center and other solutions designed to keep customers future-ready in booth #1015 at the Content and Communications World (CCW) Expo. In addition to product displays, Grass Valley experts will be on hand to talk about IP migration, 4K/UHD and other trends impacting broadcast workflow.
October 28, 2014
MONTREAL, October 28, 2014 — TV Cultura, headquartered in São Paulo and part of the Fundação Padre Anchieta, is updating its production workflow system with a full production suite from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand. The suite, which includes GV STRATUS nonlinear media production tools, will help TV Cultura get breaking news out more quickly and improve its operations management.
October 23, 2014
MONTREAL, October 23, 2014 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will partner with FDM Broadcast, a broadcast production solutions provider, at the CAPER Show 2014. As the new exclusive provider of Grass Valley production solutions in Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Bolivia, FDM Broadcast will demonstrate a wide range of live production and news production products at the show. The LDX Series and LDX Compact series cameras, Karrera with K-Frame, K2 Summit 3G production client, K2 Dyno replay system, GV STRATUS, EDIUS, NVISION 8500 hybrid router, Imagestore master control system, Densité infrastructure, Kaleido-IP video multiviewer and GV Guardian will all be showcased at the FDM Broadcast booth G10.
October 21, 2014
MONTREAL, October 21, 2014 — The all-new Karrera K-Frame S-series Video Production Center switcher from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, features a new compact frame with internal power supply, new controller module with ImageStore and multiviewer capability, and the new triple mix/effects (M/E) module. The company will be highlighting the Karrera K-Frame S-series Video Production Center switcher at a number of global tradeshows in the next several weeks.